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A love story for the ages

Madelene Young and John Flynn cut the cake at their wedding, held at Emerson Village in Watertown.
Madelene Young and John Flynn cut the cake at their wedding, held at Emerson Village in Watertown.All Care VNA

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The staff at Emerson Village had never really considered the Watertown skilled nursing facility to be a traditional wedding destination, but when you’re an 87-year-old bride, it’s the perfect spot.

Madelene Young and her groom, John Flynn, have been together for almost 40 years. Marriage was never something the Somerville couple had really considered or discussed, until recently.

Early last month, surrounded by friends and relatives, the bride was decked in a white knit dress and a string of pearls, the groom in a jacket and tie adorned with a white carnation, when they became husband and wife.

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